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The Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual: 3rd Edition

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An “expert-by-your-side” essential reference for all emergency and critical care situations.

The Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual 3rd Edition is a comprehensive emergency guide providing fast access to diagnostic and treatment strategies for common emergency situations of dogs, cats, birds, and exotics. Its manual-style format and step-by-step diagnostic, procedural and management instructions were designed to be a quick and easy resource for emergency teams to reference and apply quickly in tight situations.

Its practical and logical approach enables quick clinical decisions and action due to a focus on procedure and protocol, along with the inclusion of detailed decision trees, easy-to-reference tables, algorithms, illustrations and sample worksheets. Practitioners will love the consistently formatted topics with extensive chapter cross-referencing!

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About the Author

Dr. Karol Mathews, is an emergency and critical care specialist at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, and editor of the first and second editions of the Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual.

“This book was born from detailed procedural notes that [Dr. Mathews] wrote while establishing one of the first full-service veterinary intensive care units in Canada.”
Dr. Mark Stephenson, DVM, Chief Veterinary Officer, LifeLearn

What’s New?

The 3rd edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by the editor and 60 contributing authors to reflect current best practices, and includes a large amount of new information—approximately 50% increase in volume of content.

ALL-NEW chapters include:

  • Triage: The Front Line
  • Infection: Preventing and Treating from the Point of Admission
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (Yet-To-Be-Identified) Infections
  • Fasciitis and Myositis
  • Porcupine Quill Injury
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Inhalation


    • Damage Control Techniques for Abdominal Injury
    • Rabbits and Rodents
    • Focused Emergency Cageside Sonography
    • Clinical Pathology: Practical In-House Tips and Tricks
    • Catheter and Tube Placement Techniques
    • Mechanical Ventilation…and MORE 

“We use it at night for emergencies because it is an approachable book with manageable charts and logically organized information, it’s easily used for quick straightforward references.”


– Dr. Lais Malavasi DVM, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor Anesthesia & Analgesia WSU